Birds can cause many different problems when they infest your farm buildings. From stealing feed to potentially carrying diseases, birds create many issues for you and your animals. Get birds out of your farm buildings for good with these tips from Avian Control.
Types of Bird Control
There are numerous methods you can use to get birds out of your farm buildings. Each method uses different tactics to startle birds from returning to your property. Be sure to choose a method that suits your farm and its needs.
Barriers: Establish barriers anywhere birds can enter your farm buildings. Barriers can include spikes, nets, ramps or any other material that stops birds from landing on or in your buildings. While this method can be useful, it is not effective if you have open farm buildings.
Visual Deterrents: Visual displays can be used to frighten birds away from your farm buildings. Windsocks, decoy predatory birds or shiny objects can be used. However, visual displays only work when they’re seen. If your buildings are large or spread apart, this is not an effective method.
Sound Deterrents: Sound deterrents include both predatory bird or distressed bird calls. These are played through a speaker to frighten birds from entering your farm buildings. However, this method can often become an annoyance due to the repeated sounds.
Liquid Bird Repellent: Liquid bird repellents can be used to deter birds. These repellents, whether fogged or sprayed, prevent birds from entering treated areas. They are invisible to the eye and work for extended periods of time.
Things To Consider With A Liquid Bird Repellent
Liquid bird repellents are a great method to deter birds from your farm buildings. This method is invisible, effective and has long lasting effects. However, when choosing a liquid bird repellent, consider the following:
- Non-lethal – the repellent should deter birds without causing harm.
- Safe for surrounding area – liquid bird repellents should not harm surrounding animals, crops or humans.
- Environmentally friendly – look for liquid bird repellents that are EPA-registered. These do not contain ingredients that will harm the environment.
- Cost – be sure to choose a repellent that is affordable.